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passionate

pas·sion·ate

passionate

 
pronunciation:
pae sh niht
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having or showing strong emotions.
She made a passionate speech against cutting down more trees.
synonyms:
ardent, fiery
similar words:
crazy, emotional, energetic, fierce, hearty, hot, inspired, lyrical, robust, stormy
derivation: passionately (adv.)
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The word passionate contains the following part:
-ate2 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means full of; in a state of